Centaur appoints Head of Client Service Private Equity

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Centaur Fund Services, a specialist in fund administration and fiduciary services, has appointed Gareth Davies as Head of Client Service, Private Equity, Europe. 

Based in Centaur’s London office, Davies will support Centaur’s private equity (PE) clients and define Centaur’s PE strategy and business development plans. This comes on the back of  two senior hires in Centaur’s North American business in January.

Davies Brings over 20 years’ experience working in financial services, including 12 years working in Private Equity Fund administration fulfilling leadership roles. Most recently, he was Head of Client Relationship Management, EMEA at IQ-EQ.

The creation of this global role highlights Centaur’s commitment to Private Equity. Since launching its Private Equity Service five years ago, Centaur Fund Services has gone through exponential growth in the sector. The group has established strong PE teams in both the United States and Europe that are focused on providing specialised administration services to Centaur’s PE clients that are both responsive and transparent.

On Gareth’s appointment, Karen Malone, Founding Partner of Centaur, says: “Gareth brings in-depth PE experience from servicing clients in the PE environment over the past dozen years. Centaur PE is growing rapidly, and as we expand, our continued success requires the sectoral experience of people like Gareth. His vision, PE experience and impressive cross-domicile knowledge are all important qualities to build this key sector as we enter our next phase of growth.”

Davies says: “I’m delighted to be joining Centaur Private Equity. This sector will play a significant role in Centaur’s growth as fund administration becomes increasingly important for PE funds. Technology and client service are going to be key drivers - Centaur has already invested heavily in both its PE teams and processes and I look forward to ensuring our PE clients receive the best solution in the market.”